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Published On: Thu, May 19th, 2016

Director Jay Roach talks new ‘Austin Powers’ film, blames Palin for Trump, compares LGBT rights to 60’s Civil Rights

Award-winning Director Jay Roach sat down with Larry King on the multi-Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” for a thoughtful interview to discuss his new HBO film “All the Way,” why he says Sarah Palin created the Trump phenomenon, and hints at a reboot of another “Austin Powers” movie.

Jay Roach speaks with Larry King

Jay Roach speaks with Larry King

The “Austin Powers” Director has been busy making acclaimed political films like “Trumbo” and the new HBO docu-drama “All the Way,” but he says that he is ready to get back to his roots and helm another “Austin Powers” film. He reveals, “Mike gave me the break of a lifetime in letting me direct ‘Austin 1’, so I’m always good to go.”

Watch that clip below.

Few people know the story behind the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign better than ‘Game Change’ director Jay Roach. Jay explains why he believes Sarah Palin’s candidacy for the Vice Presidency inspired Donald Trump’s run for the White House. Plus, the ‘All the Way’ director notes the differences between Trump and LBJ.

Roach, the acclaimed director of ‘Recount,’ ‘Game Change,’ and HBO’s new LBJ docudrama ‘All the Way,’ opines why he feels Donald Trump is not the type of leader America should be turning to. Plus, he argues that the GOP is aggressively campaigning to “delegitimize government.”

Jay also compares the North Carolina “bathroom law” to the the civil rights battles of the 60s, saying “It’s a perpetual battle for civil rights, whatever class gets scapegoated as the problem class.”

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